Simon Cowell is coming back...but not to American Idol.  Cowell explained on the Today show in an interview with Joe Fryer.

He's been gone from American television long enough to think we may just be done with Simon Cowell, but not so fast.  He's returning to take Howard Stern's seat on next season's 'America's Got Talent'.

Simon created the show almost 10 years ago, and he's judged the British version for 10 seasons.